Here is a fact about Revanna for those that don't know, I LOVE menstruation and everything about the reproductive cycle. This body of mine is amazing (P.S. whether you bleed or not, yours is too!). And for the past 5 years I have explored a lot of different ways to care for this cycle of hormones, blood and power. I have so much to say on this topic, but I'm am going to try to focus on one of my favourite ways to care for this area of my life...vaginal steaming!
You might have heard about vaginal steaming (v-steaming) in the media, and you may understand it to be a fad or trend but it's really a practice that has been used for thousands of years all over the world. It doesn't have a single place of origin but is a universal practice.
I heard it once said that in some Indigenous groups in South America v-steaming is seen as so common place that it's used in the same way we might steep a cup of mint tea when we are feeling a little "off." We steep some mint to drink...they steep it to drink AND steam.
I started steaming about 4 years ago, and many, many v-steams later, I've learned even more and completely changed the way I view and care for myself.
And this past winter I became a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator with Steamy Chick so that I can offer this practice to others!
I offer in-office steams and can help you set up a steaming protocol for treating specific issues you are working with. From the first menstrual cycle to post menopause, vaginal steaming is a non-invasive and pleasurable experience for creating a healthy menstrual cycle, as well as treating many gynaecological issues, and creating a stronger connection with your womb and body.
You can read more about v-steaming on my website here.
While we are on the topic, I wanted to share a collaboration between my cousin Nat of Fertility Awareness Project and my sister-in-law Beth of Aesoterica - why yes, I am surrounded by brilliant and badass women!
They created Necklaces to Wear While you Bleed, a beautiful way to honour yourself during menstruation as well as let the people around you subtly know that you're currently experiencing a cleanse and are a walking red tent.
You can check those out here. They make a great gift for a menstruator (made up word, but it should be real!) in your life!
I feel like I barely scratched the surface but that's enough for today. Please send me a message if you have any questions or comments, seriously, this is one of my favourite things to chat about.
Wishing you a beautiful day,
P.S. Qoya tonight! Come check out the new studio, dance and most importantly...reconnect!